Chicken jerky treats

I had some high value coupons for "Milo's Kitchen" treats. I bought the chicken jerky ones. Are these things like crack for dogs, or what? :eek:
I recently noticed that they were made in China. I googled something about chicken jerky treats and found an article from a few years ago that said these treats can INDUCE Fanconi disease in dogs!!! Has anyone else heard this?

Do NOT feed your B chicken jerky made in China!!!! They have been linked with acquired Fanconi in many different breeds as well as Basenjis.
I checked out Milo's Kitchen also as they were advertised as "Made in USA." I didn't get them because the second or third ingredient was soy protein. Just something I try to avoid with my Basenji although I have no proof that it's not good for them…

Terry

See –- SEEEEE? Yesterday I warned about tea tree oil. Today I LEARN about the jerky treats and fanconi. OMG, I have fed them, and yeah some brands I use say China!, for YEARS. Although never had any issue, you can bet I won't be buying any more unless USA made. Yeah the incidence is very low, no reports in USA showing it but why risk it? Thanks for the heads up.
http://www.petconnection.com/blog/2011/06/17/canadian-vma-cautions-about-chicken-jerky-treats/

On the milo treats, I got a coupon too, got the pork thing– dogs went CRAZY over them, but I got the tiny bag.

Umm does anyone know about the ones from Costco. Where they come from?

@krunzer:

Umm does anyone know about the ones from Costco. Where they come from?

Mine from there are made in the us. But I'd double check your bag.
Really the jerky is not hard to make in the oven. I've done it several times. Just slice thin, place on cooling racks, put in the oven set at a low temp for several hours until done. I usually add garlic and cinnamon for a little flavor

I have looked on several sites, all saying Costco jerky made in China.

@agilebasenji:

Mine from there are made in the us. But I'd double check your bag.
Really the jerky is not hard to make in the oven. I've done it several times. Just slice thin, place on cooling racks, put in the oven set at a low temp for several hours until done. I usually add garlic and cinnamon for a little flavor

You do need to be careful with garlic. (yes, I know it is an ingredient in some dog foods and treats) A little bit for flavouring probably won't cause a problem, but in quantity it is toxic to dogs…...can cause hemolytic anemia, among other things....here is one web site describing the problem. There are others.

http://www.petsbynature.com/Garlic-Can-Be-Deadly.html

The bag from costco that I have is made by Nature's Deli and is made in the USA from US chicken breasts. Here's the link to company's website:
http://coloradopettreats.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=57
(that's excatly what my bag looks like)

The company is here in Colorado, so I don't know if other Costcos are using this or something else.

ETA: Usually if it is a US product that is really easy to spot on the packaging. This one, as you can see, mentions the US twice and has a US flag on it. The stuff from China takes forever to find where it's from/made.

@eeeefarm:

You do need to be careful with garlic. (yes, I know it is an ingredient in some dog foods and treats) A little bit for flavouring probably won't cause a problem, but in quantity it is toxic to dogs…...can cause hemolytic anemia, among other things....here is one web site describing the problem. There are others.

http://www.petsbynature.com/Garlic-Can-Be-Deadly.html

yes, a little goes a long way. (I use the dried garlic and do a quick shake on one side of the chicken.)

The last time I gave Buddy some chicken jerky he throw them up so I said "forget it"! I make my own from locally raised organic chicken. Just keep them plain and he loves them.

I am feeding them the Waggin' Train ones. I will have to do more research on those.

Looks like the Milo's Kitchen treats ARE made in China, but the company is based in San Francisco. I saw the Waggin' Train ones at Wal-mart, on the clearance rack. They were made in China too. The Trader Joe's chicken jerky treats are also made in China:-(
Thanks, everyone, for your input!

Wow, no more chicken or duck treats from costco!

Costco ones up here are made in China. I asked at the front desk about it and they said they have "folks" who oversee this process. BUT there is NO WAY I will risk my b's with this. No products from China should ever be feed to our dogs our us, for that matter.

I used to give Gracie chicken jerky (before we got Blaze) until I noticed on the back of the package that it was made in China! The package immediately went into the trash.

Since then, I've looked at all sorts of packages of jerky and haven't found one that wasn't made in China.

I've Googled chicken jerky and have found lots of recipes, but haven't gotten around to making any yet.

LindaH

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@LindaH:

Since then, I've looked at all sorts of packages of jerky and haven't found one that wasn't made in China.

I've Googled chicken jerky and have found lots of recipes, but haven't gotten around to making any yet.

LindaH

http://www.coloradopettreats.com/shop/category.asp?catid=5

made in the US.

Thanks for the link, agilebasenji. I haven't ever seen that brand, but that's probably because it appears you can only buy it from them (at least I didn't see a "find a store" link on their site). I'll look in more detail when we're back home and I'm back at my computer!

LindaH

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The beef jerky treats from Milo's are made in the U.S. and the chicken meatball shape ones are also. One has to be careful as some treats from the same company are made in China yet others are made in the U.S.

OT-Some canned and/or jar fruit come from China also. I was surprised to find this out!

I check all labels from now on!

Jennifer

@nobarkus:

The last time I gave Buddy some chicken jerky he throw them up so I said "forget it"! I make my own from locally raised organic chicken. Just keep them plain and he loves them.

Do you have a recipe for making your own? Thanks everyone for the information. I also have some Waggin treats from Wal-mart. They are now in my garbage can!

Thanks for the link, guess I'll order from them.

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